Workplace wellness programs started gaining traction in the corporate world more than a decade ago. But those early iterations were largely focused on physical health—and on companies’ bottom lines, says Monica Worline, a faculty member at the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. The catalysts were troubling statistics on the health of the U.S. workforce and the escalating cost of health insurance. “Companies recognized that the healthier their workforce, the more they gained in productivity, and the more they could negotiate lower costs from insurance providers,” Worline says.
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